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“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple
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The Color Purple

Purple has been used to symbolize magic and mystery, as well as royalty. Being the combination of red and
blue, the warmest and coolest colors, purple is believed to be the ideal color. Most children love the color
purple. Purple is the color most favored by artists. Thursday's color is purple.

Purple is a combination of blue and red. Red is a focusing, dynamic and active energy while blue is cooling,
calming and expansive. Purple brings a new dynamic to the expansion of blue and the activity of red. Red
brings practicality to the undirected expansiveness of the blue, and allows more creative energy to emerge.
For this reason, purple is associated with imagination and inspiration.

Purple is often associated to the brow chakra within the mind and is considered to bring spiritual intuition
and concepts with an ability to both receive and interpret spiritual wisdom and then convert it into action.
Positive spiritual strength and growth along with being confident, tolerant and purposeful with a cool and
even or passive temperament. Purple is a spiritually cleansing color and those that have it can or have develop
a good even sense of spiritual values and often have a caring and considerate nature as well as good healing

Purple is a color that brings harmony to the spiritual self and can help to settle nerves. It can help insomnia,
fits, arthritis, rheumatism, epilepsy, headaches, Cancer, infection, leukemia, diabetes, purifying and
detoxifying the body and can help tissue and bones to repair.

Purple vs Violet:
In the traditional color wheel used by painters, violet and purple are both placed between red and blue.
Purple occupies the space closer to red, between crimson and violet. Violet is closer to blue, and is usually
less intense and bright than purple. While the two colors do look similar, from the point of view of optics
there are important differences. Violet is a spectral, or real color - it occupies its own place at the end of the
spectrum of light, and it has its own wavelength (approximately 380-420 nm). It was one of the colors of the
spectrum first identified by Isaac Newton in 1672, whereas purple is simply a combination of two colors, red
and blue. There is no such thing as the "wavelength of purple light"; it only exists as a combination.

Because it contains more red, the effects of the color purple will be warmer, brighter and more intense than
violet. It will tend to create color meanings more closely associated with Red. And, because it has less blue,
purple will have less of the cool calming color effects of violet.

Healing with the color purple (violet):
*  A color of transformation.
*  Heals melancholy, hysteria, delusions and alcohol addiction and bring spiritual insights and renewal.
*  Slows down an over-active heart.
*  Stimulates the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity).
*  Brings sleep.
*  Soothes mental and emotional stress.
*  Decreases sexual activity.
*  Helps with detoxification.
*  Helps with pain, is used in deep tissue work and to heal bones, suppresses appetite.
*  Can promote inner peace.
*  Good for migraines, analgesic, stimulates the immune system.
*  Helps with spiritual healing, inner balance, a tranquilizer, promotes sleep. Sedates and subdues.
*  Rebuilds the energy body template.
*  Used sparingly, purple can be good for mental and nervous disorders and emotional disturbances.
*  Maintains potassium balance, reduces hunger.
*  Purifies the entire system.

Using purple (violet):
Lavender is a traditional remedy for insomnia or restlessness at night. It is also one of the most versatile
essential oils for scratches, burns, headaches, and worry. Dried lavender flowers beside the bed, or a
drop of oil on the pillow will encourage peaceful sleep.

*  Overuse can be tiring
*  Do not use for depression, use green or blue instead.

Loving purple (violet):
Colors for meditation, contemplation, mysticism, spirituality and religion power. A longing to ascend and
dissolve polarities (purple consists of the active red and passive blue), to improve the world. Reservation,
mystery and dignity. Soft, sensitive people with often paranormal abilities.

Not loving purple (violet):
A person who has an aversion for violet / purple may have very serious attitude towards life; and may
find it difficult to give dreams, fantasies, vague fears or memories a place in it. May have tendency to
rejection everything he regards as unnatural or unrealistic.

Wearing purple:
Wear purple when you want to encourage fantasy, mystery and imagination.

Questions to ask yourself when drawn to purple (violet):
*  Is there a need for self healing?
*  What are you sacrificing to appear as a "good" or "helpful" person?

Put some purple in your life when you want:
*  to use your imagination to its fullest
*  to re-balance your life
*  to remove obstacles
*  to calm overactivity or to energize from depression

Foods and supplements that work in a purple (violet) way:
*  There are very few foods that are a purple color, however some foods work in a "purple" way. Purple
foods have a remarkable effect on the workings of the mind.
*  Purple sprouting broccoli,k plums, purple cabbage, grapes.
*  Purple basil - a sacred herb of meditation
*  St John's wort
*  Potassium
*  Peyote

Purple (violet) essential oils:
* Carnation, clove

Purple (violet) crystals and stones:
*  Amethyst, Flourite, Iolite
*  Purple gemstones are associated with mysticism and purification. They are used for meditation and to
sharpen psychic awareness, connection with higher self, and to increase imagination and inspiration.

Symbolic meanings of the color purple:
Royalty and pomp; power; wealth; majesty

Variations of the color violet (and purple):

Mauve: Mauve helps us to make the best choices and decisions; it is concerned for justice to be done and
always does the right thing. On the other hand it can indicate a degree of commonness, the social climber
aspiring to highter ideals.

Lavender: Lavender is attracted to beautiful things. It has a fragility, sensitivity and vulnerability to it.

Lilac: Lilac implies immaturity, superficiality and youthfulness. It is extroverted and enthusiastic,
inspiring glamor, romance, and vanity.

Amethyst: A mystical color, amethyst opens intuitive channels. It protects the vulnerable and assists the
humanitarian. It is the color of the evolved soul.

Plum: An old-fashioned color, plum is honorable and linked to family traditions. It is also prudish and
narrow-minded, always preaching at you.

Deep purple: Dark purple is related to highter spiritual attainment. A powerful color, it can also indicate
arrogance and ruthlessness.

The word 'purple' comes from the Old English word purpul which derives from the Latin purpura, in turn from the Greek πορφύρα (porphura), name of the Tyrian purple dye manufactured in classical antiquity from a mucus secreted by the spiny dye-murex snail.

The first recorded use of the word 'purple' in English was in the year 975 AD.
Color coordinates:

Hex triplet:

(128, 0, 128)

(0, 100, 0, 50)

(300°, 100%, 50%)
In Europe and America, purple is the color most associated with vanity, extravagance, and individualism. Among the seven major sins, it represents vanity. It is a color which is designed to attract attention.

Purple is the color most often associated with the artificial and the unconventional. It is the major color that occurs the least frequently in nature, and was the first color to be synthesized.

Purple is the color most associated with ambiguity. Like other colors made by combining two primary colors, it is seen as uncertain and equivocal.

In Britain, purple is sometimes associated with mourning. In Victorian times, close relatives wore black for the first year following a death ("deep mourning") , and then replaced it with purple or dark green trimmed with black. This is rarely practiced today.
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